Chennai: Even as academic activities are yet to resume in schools and colleges, KIIT Deemed-to-be-University was the first institution to adapt to the new normal and reportedly the first university in the country to start online classes for its 30,000 students in 50 countries right from the beginning of the lockdown.
A press release said, despite the prevailing pandemic situation, the university is on track to achieve record campus placement for its 2020–21 passing out batch.
The process, which commenced online from 1 July, has already resulted in the placement of about 80 per cent eligible students of the Schools of Technology (SOT) of KIIT Deemed to be University.
As many as 90 companies have visited online for campus placement for the 2021 passing out batch generating 3500 job offers. Over 2500 SOT students have already been placed in different national and multinational companies. As many as 1000 students have multiple offers in their hands. Students have bagged jobs offers with high pay packages of Rs 30 lakh, Rs 24 lakh and Rs 19 lakh, while the average salary is Rs six lakh.
Going by the commitments from companies, KIIT is set to achieve placement of 700 more students by April 2021.
Even though the campus placements are being conducted online, KIIT has bettered its record compared to the last academic session.